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How Are Middle Eastern Noses Different From Those Of Other Ethnicities?

Persons of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern descent can have noses that appear to be elongated and overly prominent.  When examining a nose it is helpful to evaluate the individual subunits.

Nasal Tip:

Middle Eastern noses can have tips that droop or are pointed downwards.  A drooping nasal tip creates an appearance of an elongated nose.  By rotating […]

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Asian Liquid Rhinoplasty

Surgical and Nonsurgical Asian Rhinoplasty San Diego


A common request at Kolstad Facial Plastic Surgery is to increase the size of the bridge of the nose. Many of our Asian patients have trouble getting glasses to fit because the bridge of the nose is relatively flat across the face. If you are happy with the size […]

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How Do I Reduce Swelling After Rhinoplasty

This is a question that everyone will ask themselves at some point during the recovery period. After rhinoplasty surgery the nose will look “puffy” and feel “spongy”. Surgical swelling can last in the nose for up to 12 months. The nasal tip will not show its true definition until all of the swelling is gone […]

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Asian Rhinoplasty in San Diego

Every nose is unique and requires specific alterations to bring it into balance with the rest of the face. This is even more true in ethnic rhinoplasty. In California ethnic rhinoplasty is a general term commonly referring to noses of Asian descent.

Asian noses tend to have fewer growth centers across the midface. This genetic predisposition […]

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Why Do I Have Dark Circles Under My Eyes a Month After Rhinoplasty

Bruising under your eyes should be expected with every rhinoplasty. When the nasal bones are narrowed there is almost always a little bleeding underneath the skin. Dark circles under the eyes usually don’t appear for at least 24 hours and typically peak within the first 2 days after surgery.

When the rhinoplasty cast is removed seven […]

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Nose surgery (rhinoplasty) can be performed for many reasons. Many times patients are not concerned with the size and shape of their nose, but have a difficulty breathing through one or both sides of their nose. When the goal of surgery is to improve the way the nose works it is termed a “functional rhinoplasty”. […]

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Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty

Can I have a nose job without going to surgery? What is injectable rhinoplasty? I have a small nasal bridge do I need surgery to fix it?

These are common questions asked in Dr. Kolstad’s San Diego plastic surgery office. The good news is that not everybody looking to enhance the appearance of their nose needs […]

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Revision Rhinoplasty in San Diego

Revision rates with inexperienced physicians have been reported to be as high as 20%. Rhinoplasty surgery is complicated and without question requires an experienced surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery of the face. While a dissatisfying outcome in nasal cosmetic surgery is possible in the most skilled hands, more commonly it comes from the hands […]

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Is 13 Too Young for a Nose Job?

In my practice it is common for both adolescent young men and women to be unhappy with the size and shape of their noses. Teenagers express many of the same complaints that I hear from
adults. The nasal tip is too big, there is a prominent dorsal hump, and they have been unhappy for quite some […]

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What is the Average Cost of a Nose Job?



There are a number of specific considerations which determine the cost of rhinoplasty, the cost of facelift surgery, or any other cosmetic procedure.

Generally speaking, prices will vary based on geographical region similar to housing prices. The operational costs of an office in Beverly Hills are greater […]

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